[ skroo-on, -awn ]

  1. attached, connected, or closed by screwing onto another part of a container or receptacle.

  2. (of an earring) held on the earlobe by a small screwlike post with a disk at the tip.

Origin of screw-on

First recorded in 1925–30; adj. use of verb phrase screw on

Words Nearby screw-on Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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